Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop

It's Spotlight Saturday Hosted By

Between the Lines

Welcome to our fun blog hop with a twist!  Every week swing by to link up your blog and one you want to spotlight!  Did you find a new blog you liked this week?  Is there one you visit on a daily basis?  Well, simply link up your Spotlighted blog right under yours.  We will Spotlight our favorite blogs of the week in spots 4, 5, and 6.  

This week is I'm Spotlighting Kerri from Kerri's Klutter! 

How it Works

1) Link up your own blog.
2)Link up a blog you want to spotlight for the week.(ex. Spotlight: Roslyn's Closet)
3) Follow your three hosts.
4) Grab our button and post it on your sidebar or in a Spotlight Saturday Post.
5) Follow as many blogs from the list as you like and leave a comment so they know you stopped by.
6) Return the favor by following blogs that followed you.
(Be aware that URL's cannot be duplicated so please have a second spotlight choice in mind. If your blog's URL has already been spotlighted, just add one you'd like to spotlight. And don't forget to leave a comment with the blog you spotlighted so they can come and join the blog hopping fun! )

Friday, April 8, 2011

$1000 Giveaway!!! (Sticky Post: Scroll Down For New Ones)

Survey Junkie

Enter the Boost Your Buzz $1,000 Giveaway! One lucky person is going to win $1000 USD paid via Paypal!
Gain entries in this giveaway by following Between the Lines on  Google Friend Connect, Facebook, and by becoming and Email Subscriber!

Don't Miss Spotlight Saturday!

Between the Lines

Don't forget tomorrow is Spotlight Saturday!  Hope you all come back in the morning to join us, along with Survey Junkie and Little Yaya's, for our fun little Blog Hop with a twist!!!  Link up your own blog and another that you would love to share with the rest of us!  Linky opens at midnight!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blogmania Starts This Saturday!

Is everybody out there ready for Blogmania???  Are you interested in winning prize packages valued over $100?  Then don't forget to swing by starting April 9th to enter.  Between the Lines is being sponsored by NeoStrata and Orglamix!

The NeoStrata Company creates and sells dermatology approved skin care products from Neostrata, Exuviance, Coverblend, and Neoceuticals. Without animal testing, Dr.Eugene Van Scott and Dr. Ruey Yu have produced “the dermatology developed skin care collections recommended and highly regarded by skin care experts around the world”. They sell various collections that meet the needs of everyone‘s specific skin type.  The generous people from NeoStrata have agreed to be a Blogmania Sponsor for Between the Lines!  That means one of you lucky ladies out there is going to have a chance to win the Exuviance Age Reverse Introductory Collection valued at $98!  
Our second sponsor, Orglamix, is an Etsy shop that sells makeup made from 100% pure mineral. Cheri, the artisan behind Orglamix, never uses synthetic materials in her products. So you can be sure they are safe, especially for those of us with sensitive skin. Cheri says, “All Orglamix products are proudly formulated without: nano particles, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or parabens. Orglamix is a proud member of PETA.”  Orglamix has 100 core line colors along with many limited edition colors as well.
Can't wait to see you all Saturday for some Blogmania fun!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Organically Grown Giveaway

Throughout the last few months, I been reading many of your blogs and about the cute little blessings that have recently entered your life.  I am so happy for all of you and your beautiful new babies that I decided to team up with Organically Grown to offer you a cute Onesie giveaway.  Organically Grown believes that there is a direct connection between what we wear and its effect on the Earth.  Therefore, they create all their products from 100% Organic Cotton.  You may wonder how buying Organic ActiveWear or baby clothes is going to help reduce your carbon footprint.  " According to the Organic Exchange, an estimated 170 million pounds of pesticides, and 25% of the world's insecticides are used in the production of conventional, non-organic cotton."  Think about the poor farmers out there inhaling all that junk.  At Organically Grown, they use only cotton that is grown without pesticides. 

Organically Grown has some great new products just in time for Spring.  And their new onesies are so cute.  Your little love will enjoy the soft organic cotton, while you can just stare and think about how adorable they are.  Don't you love them?

The generous people from Organically Grown are offering one lucky reader of Between the Lines the chance to win a 100% Organic Cotton Onesie.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Organically Grown and leave a comment about a product you would love to have.  Please include your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
~Follow Organically Grown on Twitter (3)
~"Like" Organically Grown on Facebook (3)
~ Follow Between the Lines on Facebook (5)
~Follow Between the Lines (3)
~ Subscribe to my email (5)
~Add me to your Blogroll and leave a link (5)
~Follow me on Twitter (2)
~Tweet this giveaway leaving me your link. (3x a day not back to back) (1 entry each)

This giveaway will end on April 20th @10p.m Eastern
*This giveaway is open to  US Residents only.  Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.  
Disclaimer: I received no compensation in exchange for writing this post.  The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own.  Prizes are mailed out by the distributor and Between the Lines cannot be held accountable for prizes not sent.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Break Vacation

Spring Break is coming up soon and my husband and I are busy trying to plan a fun Family Vacation with the help of Discount   All of our vacations in the past have included either driving to visit the grandparents or Disney World.  But for our kids' mini-Spring  Break, we wanted to come up with something new and closer by. On the top of our list is The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.   For those of you unfamiliar with the Biltmore, is was George Vanderbilt's 8,000 acre estate.   Although we would call it a "mansion", my girls are going to see it as a "Fairytale Castle".  And during the week of Spring Break, they will be running their Festival of Flowers.  What could be more fun for two little girls?  A Castle, Flowers, and perhaps even a horse drawn carriage ride....Perfect.
The hardest part about planning a vacation is finding good accommodations and transportation at a decent price.  When we are ready to make our Hotel Reservations, we will visit was created in January 1996 with the goal of providing the best pricing and personalized service to help customers maximize their travel dollars when they book a hotel online.  They offer the best rates on Hotel Accommodation, Flights, Cruises, Car Rentals, and Vacation packages around the world.  And they guarantee it by 110%!   Doesn't get better than that!   So wherever you are planning to vacation, check out and save yourself some money to use on more fun things!   What are your big plans for Spring Break this year?  Traveling far or Staying Near?

Disclosure: I was compensated with a discount code for posting this post.

Monday, April 4, 2011

To Crutch or Not To Crutch....That is the Question

Can I just start off by saying, I HATE CRUTCHES!     

**Breathe In** 

**Breathe Out**

Okay.  I'm better.  Sorry for that.   I've had quite a dilemma for the past week.  My torn meniscus in my left knee is screaming at me to stop walking.  It wants me to either sit down or use the dreadful crutches.  However, my pinched nerves in my right arm are screaming at me as well.  The difference is they are telling me to put the stupid things down.   What's a girl to do????    My arm can't support my weight on the crutches and my leg can't support my weight standing without them.  

My Saving Grace......

My AWESOME parents.   With my poor hubby MIA last week, I was near the point of panic.  But without asking my AWESOME parents swooped in to help me out with the kids and the house.  This was no little favor for them.  They don't exactly live up the street.  But without evening thinking about it, they packed up their car, left enough food and water for the cat to last a few days, and drove to my rescue.  Did I mention they were AWESOME?!?  My mom even did all my grocery shopping!  So although my body is miserable, my heart is happy.   How could it not be, with such AWESOME parents who love me so much!